This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Insurer Takes a (Lemonade) Stand on Gun Ownership

Lemonade, the online home and renters’ insurance company, has announced a change to its coverage plans. At a time when more brands are taking stands, the New York-based company’s decision appears to be far from popular with its announcement that it would cap reimbursement for the damage or theft of any firearms to $2,500.

How the Trump Administration Hurts Economy, Environment with Clean Power Plan Repeal

Last week the Trump administration announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change.

This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch our economy to 19th century technology and doesn’t mind dealing with extreme weather disasters. But it’s not good news for our economy

Business Owners Have the Last Say in Catalonia’s Secession Bid

Voters in Spain’s most economically successful region, Catalonia, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona’s biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they’re leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.

$1 Billion In Credit Now Available for Sustainable Farming

Rabobank, the Netherlands banking giant and one of the world’s lenders to the global food and agriculture sector, today announced a $1 billion credit program that seeks to launch more land restoration and forest protection projects worldwide.

How Smithfield Foods Frames Sustainability

Smithfield Farms has a different take on ROI: Responsibility, Operational excellence, and Innovation. And sustainability officer Stewart Leeth claims it is taking the leading pork producer all the way to the bank.

1400 Companies Now Put an Internal Price on Carbon

According to CDP, almost 1,400 multinational companies now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans. That number is an impressive leap, as it amounts to an eight-fold increase from 2014.

Time to Get Your Hands Dirty at Work

Edging out traditional team-building events and happiness-quotient consultants, company gardens are the new eco-friendly work-endorsed health advantage.

Why Video Is No Longer Optional

What’s your organization’s sustainability story-telling strategy? Vern Oakley, CEO of Tribe Pictures and speaker at this year’s COMMIT!Forum, asserts that video is the most compelling and high-visibility way to communicate your organization’s core values and achievements.

Opioid Crisis: CEOs Must Stand Up and Unite

The opioid crisis isn’t only a health issue anymore. It’s becoming a hot button in corporate social responsibility circles and a catalyst for public and private sectors to unite to fight the epidemic, as Leidos CEO Roger Krone attested to at a COMMIT!Forum panel session on Tuesday.

Corporate Reputation Management in the 21st Century

Dave Stangis, vice president, Corporate Responsibility and chief sustainability officer of Campbell Soup Company, and Katherine Smith, executive director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship shared highlights from their new book on stage at this week’s Commit!Forum.